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Fébruary 12 and 13, 2020
Expo Entrepreneurs (in French only) | Montréal

Calls for applications

Canadian Technology Accelerators (CTA)
Your technology start-up from the ICT, Life Science or Sustainable Technologies sector could gain access to unique resources and contacts that can help your international growth. The application process, criteria, and application time-frame is determined per CTA.
Lutte contre les îlots et archipels de chaleur urbains [PDF]
(in French only)
You may be able to obtain financial assistance to finance a greening project to combat urban heat islands and archipelagos in the cities covered by this call.
Filing deadline: December 18, 2019, 5 p.m.
Projets pour l’acquisition, l’implantation et la commercialisation de technologies permettant aux entreprises de réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre
(in French only)
You may be able to obtain financial assistance to carry out a project in one of the areas of activity where clean technologies reduce GHG emissions, with the exception of the electrification of land transport sector.
Filing deadline: January 13, 2020
Coopération bilatérale Québec-Bavière
(in French only)
Submit a project that includes high technology and innovation and is based on close collaboration between the partners in Quebec and Bavaria.
Filing deadline: January 15, 2020
Parcours numérique Québec-France
(in French only)
You could obtain a financial contribution to support the deployment, in France, of your Quebec startup or to bring a French startup to Quebec and thus facilitate the networking of companies.
Filing deadlines: January 16, 2020, 4 p.m. (electronic copy) and January 23, 2020 (hard copy)
Projets d’innovation en technologies quantiques : recherche industrielle en collaboration et soutien à l’entrepreneuriat
(in French only)
You may receive financial assistance to carry out an innovation project for the development and commercialization of quantum technologies. Themes: quantum communications, quantum computation, quantum materials, quantum engineering.
Filing deadline: January 31, 2020, 4 p.m.
Réduction des émissions de GES dans les secteurs agricole et agroalimentaire
(in French only)
You may receive financial support to carry out an innovative product or process development project by mobilizing universities, public research centres and other SMEs in the Québec industrial sector.
Filing deadline: February 3, 2020
Parcours Développement durable Montréal
(in French only)
Participate in this one-year coaching program aimed at implementing sustainable development practices within your organization. This program offers training, participation in C2 Montréal and MOVIN' and workshops in businesses to obtain the EcoresponsibleMC certification.
Filing deadline: Februry 14, 2020

Trade missions

International trade services, powered by the CCMM’s ACCLR experts
Trade missions
Quebec International Trade
Organismes régionaux de promotion à l’exportation (ORPEX)
Provincial government
Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation (in French only)
Federal government
Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
LOJIQ
Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (in French only)

Contests and grants

To simplify your search, please note that we only display currently open competitions out of more than 250 on record.

Bourses LOJIQ en entrepreneuriat
(in French only)
Do you want to attend a business event abroad, spend some time away prospecting, or take part in a trade mission? You may be able to obtain a LOJIQ grant to help you do so.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process while grants last
StartupExperience.CA
Apply for the opportunity to work out of one of Canada’s top accelerators or co-working spaces.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process
Startup of the month 2018/2019
Sign up for the index of startups of the Quartier de l'innovation in Montreal. To be won each month: promotional videos and articles.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process
Bourses à la relève laitière Lactech
(in French only)
Be among the 10 companies to benefit from a $7,500 grant on a “first come, first served” basis.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process
Grands Prix santé et sécurité du travail
(in French only)
Receive recognition for your achievements in health and safety and increase the visibility and credibility of your company in your industry.
Registration deadline: Varies by region
Prix Égalité Thérèse-Casgrain
(in French only)
Have your contribution to the advancement of equality between women and men recognised.
Registration deadline: December 13, 2019
Ubisoft Indie Series
Enter your video game industry studio to win $50,000, mentorship, and creative, marketing and financial tools.
Registration deadline: December 15, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
Les Mercuriades
(in French only)
Gain credibility in Québec and internationally by qualifying in one of the categories in this prestigious competition.
Registration deadline: December 18, 2019, 5 p.m.
Face aux Dragons
(in French only)
Young entrepreneurs: present your venture to a jury to receive financial aid to see it to fruition in Beauce-Etchemin.
Registration deadline: December 20, 2019
National Bank’s Innovation Competition
Present your business and technology solutions in the wealth management sector to a panel of National Bank experts to win a $100,000 cash prize.
Registration deadline: December 20, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
Hult Prize
Compete in the planet’s largest student entrepreneurs competition to solve the world's toughest challenges and for a chance to win US$1,000,000.
Registration deadline: December 23, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas (TIC Americas)
Register to win a cash prize or a grant awarded to young innovative entrepreneurs.
Registration deadline: December 31, 2019
Start Up Energy Transition Award
Take part in this global competition for a chance to network with international incubators, accelerators and investors, as well as startups in the energy sector.
Registration deadline: January 15, 2020
McGill Dobson Cup
If you have a McGill University affiliation, you could be awarded from over $200,000 in prize money and other services for your enterprise.
Registration deadline: January 15, 2020, 11:59 p.m.
Le Grand Défi : Bâtir ma région
(in French only)
Are you a student from Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine? Get expert support to undertake projects that have a positive impact in your community.
Registration deadline: January 24, 2020
Personnalité du monde alimentaire
(in French only)
Pay tribute to a person you admire in the bio-food sector for their major achievements, leadership and influence in the industry.
Registration deadline: January 31, 2020
Prix de l'impact social
(in French only)
Make your contribution to the well-being of society or the environment known and you could be the subject of a report in L'actualité and of a case study by Credo.
Registration deadline: January 31, 2020
E36
(in French only)
See your entrepreneurial and personal achievements honored at this prestigious gala presented by the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Drummond.
Registration deadline: January 31, 2020, 4 p.m.
ARISTA Provincial Contest
Are you a young executive, entrepreneur, professional, self-employed worker or leader? Receive recognition for your success.
Registration deadline: February 2, 2020
Prix Excellence
(in French only)
Register for this exclusive contest that recognizes the talent and efforts of entrepreneurs from Montréal’s South Shore.
Registration deadline: February 3, 2020, 4 p.m.
Concours vidéo « Coopérer, c'est faire ensemble! »
(in French only)
Make a video clip illustrating your co-op experience in school or in your community for a chance to win one of 6 prizes worth $1,000.
Registration deadline: February 3, 2020, noon
Prix performance Québec
(in French only)
Take part to gauge your level of competitiveness and perhaps receive the highest distinction awarded by the Québec government to the best performing businesses.
Registration deadline: February 6, 2020
Prix NUMIX
(in French only)
Have the excellence of your digital media production rewarded at a prestigious gala.
Registration deadline: February 9, 2020
Prix médias du Conseil supérieur de la langue française
(in French only)
Two media professionals will share $4,000 in grants to reward their mastery of the French language.
Registration deadline: February 14, 2020
Gala reconnaissance de la Chambre de commerce et d’entrepreneuriat des Sources
(in French only)
Have your successes and achievements recognized at this prestigious gala for entrepreneurs in the MRC des Sources.
Registration deadline: February 15, 2020
The Aces of Finance
Have your professional achievements and commitment to the community of outstanding financial leaders in Quebec recognized.
Registration deadline: February 17, 2020
OSEntreprendre Challenge
Whether you are a student entrepreneur, a business creator, or have acquired an existing business, you may qualify for one of the many prizes totalling $700,000.
Registration deadline: March 10, 2020, 4 p.m.
Successful Business Inc. Prize
Did you participate in the Québec Entrepreneurship Contest between 1998 and 2014? Enter again for a chance to win one of the cash prizes.
Registration deadline: March 10, 2020, 4 p.m.
Prix Novæ
(in French only)
Receive recognition for the inspiring and innovative initiatives by which you contribute to the sustainable development of Québec.
Registration deadline: March 30, 2020, 5 p.m.
FIDEL Entrepreneurship Grants
You could win one of the grants totaling $100,000 and more to start or expand your business in the RCM of La Matanie.
Registration deadline: March 31, 2020
Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program
Nominate a farmer to represent Quebec at the national competition and have their contribution to their profession recognized for excellence.
Registration deadline: April 15, 2020

Events

Also visit the website of the Chamber of commerce of metropolitan Montreal for a host of networking, training and market development activities and ACCLR Business Services' 2019-2020 calendar of international trade events.

January

January 29
Forum du mentorat (in French only) | Montréal
January 29
Forum de Chaudière-Appalaches – Marché du travail : misons sur les 50 ans et plus (in French only) | Scott
January 30
Tax-related information for the self-employed: start off on the right foot! | Montréal
January 31
Strategic Forum – International exchange at the heart of economic growth | Montréal
January 31 and February 1
Bootcamp pour entrepreneures ambitieuses (in French only) | Sainte-Thérèse

February

February 4
Colloque Femmessor – Régions Mauricie et Centre-du-Québec (in French only) | Trois-Rivières
February 4 to 6
CEO Vision Summit | Gatineau
February 20
Expérience – Réinventez vos événements (in French only) | Montréal
February 20
MOUVEMENT 2020 - L'événement PITCH (in French only) | Montréal
February 24
Strategic Forum on Artificial Intelligence | Montréal

March

March 26
Employeurs engagés (in French only) | Québec
March 31
Sommet régional du repreneuriat de Laval (in French only) | Laval
March 31 and April 1
Salon industriel du Bas-Saint-Laurent | Rimouski

April

April 30
Forum du Bas-Saint-Laurent – Marché du travail : misons sur les 50 ans et plus (in French only) | La Pocatière

May

May 14
Forum de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue – Marché du travail : misons sur les 50 ans et plus (in French only) | Rouyn-Noranda
May 19
Sommet international du repreneuriat (in French only) | Montréal
May 26 and 27
Salon industriel de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue | Rouyn-Noranda

June

June (date to be determined)
Forum de la Gaspésie et des îles – Marché du travail : misons sur les 50 ans et plus (in French only) | Gaspé
June 3 and 4
Assises de l'économie circulaire (in French only) | Montréal
June 4
Forum Novæ – Alimentation (in French only) | Montréal

July

July 14 to 18
Startupfest | Montréal

September

September 17
Forum de l’Estrie – Marché du travail : misons sur les 50 ans et plus (in French only) | Sherbrooke

October

October 6 and 8
Salon industriel de Québec | Québec
October 14 and 15
Big Bang – Commercialisation des technos | Saint-Hyacinthe
October 29
Forum Novæ – Plastique (in French only) | Montréal

News

October 3
You have until December 15 to comment on these measures to strengthen corporate transparency (in French only)
December 3
You have until February 28, 2020 to take part in the Consultation au sujet du Plan d’action gouvernemental en matière d’allègement réglementaire et administratif 2020-2025 (in French only)
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